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20
Feb
2020

The Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in the United States, on Tuesday expelled one of its churches for employing a pastor who is a registered sex offender. Church leaders voted at a meeting in Nashville, Tenn., to ...

13
Feb
2020

In 2000, Donald Foose was convicted and imprisoned for molesting an underaged relative. He lost his role as the principal of a Christian school, stripped of his teaching license, and deemed “a danger to the health, safety and welfare of ...

12
Feb
2020

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RICHMOND, Va. (BP)—The Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board selected Somer Nowak to fill the newly created position of prevention and response administrator. In this role, Nowak will oversee and manage prevention and ...

31
Jan
2020

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KATU) - A 69-year-old senior pastor at North Clackamas Bible Community Church has been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison for sexually assaulting a child. Michael Sperou is facing a prison sentence after being convicted of ...

28
Jan
2020

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LANSING — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel today announced criminal sexual conduct charges have been filed against two more priests by her department’s Clergy Abuse Investigation Team. Multiple charges have been filed in three Upper ...

18
Jan
2020

Father Michael McArdle wrote in a 2004 affidavit that he made confessions of child abuse 1,500 times over 25 years. Each time, he walked out of the confessional booth with his sins absolved.Advertisements Rockhampton Bishop Brian Heenan barred ...

15
Jan
2020

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DANBURY, CT — The former priest at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church who was accused of sexual abuse of a minor has a plea hearing scheduled later this month after being arrested on sexual assault charges. The Rev. Jaime Marin-Cardona, 51, turned ...

15
Jan
2020

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - Las Vegas Metro Police have filed additional charges against a Valley pastor accused of sexually abusing young children. Bramwell Retana is Pastor at Iglesia Christiana Oasis De Paz on Michael Way. He was originally ...

14
Jan
2020

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LYON, France (AP) — A French former priest accused of sexually abusing some 75 boys when he worked as their scout chaplain is on trial in Lyon, France's worst clergy abuse drama to reach court so far. Preynat, now 74, is charged with sexual ...

9
Jan
2020

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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – A Maricopa County grand jury has indicted a Phoenix priest accused of sexually abusing two boys younger than 15 between 2003 and 2007. Father John “Jack” Dallas Spaulding, 74, is facing six felony counts of sexual ...

8
Jan
2020

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An amended lawsuit was filed today in Pulaski Circuit Court alleging that a former senior pastor of a Garland County Baptist church had raped a minor who was a member of his congregation and for whom the preacher later became a guardian. The ...

3
Jan
2020

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A former bishop and founder of the Westcoast Center for Human Development was arrested Thursday by Sarasota Police after multiple investigations “demonstrated more than four decades of children and adults suffering sexual abuse by Henry Lee ...

2
Jan
2020

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The Rev. Gregory Sheridan was described as a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde — “the nicest man in the world, but inside … were demons.” Anthony Rodrigue, another deceased San Diego cleric, was called “one of the most prolific and horrible ...

31
Dec
2019

CHICAGO (AP) — One day in May of 1970, an 11-year-old boy and his disabled sister were sitting on the curb outside a Chicago tavern, waiting for their mother to come out. When a priest with crinkly eyes and a ready smile happened by and ...

30
Dec
2019

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Four priests who served in Triad Catholic schools were among those "credibly accused" of child sexual abuse, the Catholic Diocese of Charlotte said in a report released Monday. Three of the priests previously served at Bishop McGuinness Catholic ...

27
Dec
2019

Richard J. Poster served time for possessing child pornography, violated his probation by having contact with children, admitted masturbating in the bushes near a church school and in 2005 was put on a sex offender registry. And yet the former ...

17
Dec
2019

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A former Eugene church ministry leader awaiting trial for the alleged sexual abuse of a child has been indicted on additional charges. Edward Samuel Thompson was arrested and charged in a federal child pornography case last year. In August, he ...

11
Dec
2019

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SAN DIEGO — Four sexual assault victims of a convicted and now-deceased Catholic priest will sue the Diocese of San Diego early next year, as recently-enacted legislation allows the men to sue for damages even though the abuse occurred outside ...

11
Dec
2019

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DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - A man accused of sexually assaulting boys at a North Charleston church will not testify as both prosecutors and lawyers rested their case on Wednesday. Jacop Hazlett is accused of sexually assaulting 15 young ...

6
Dec
2019

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ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - A Colorado youth pastor was sentenced to decades in jail for sex crimes against children. The sentence was handed out this week for the 2017 crime. Arapahoe District Court Judge Ben Leutwyler sentenced Joseph ...